Author Archives: Jillian Perkins

About Jillian Perkins

Director of Communications

Monopoly Power is Concentrating Public Markets

Four firms control 98% of the cell phone market, four companies have cornered 92% of the peanut butter market, four airlines hold 73% of their industry market share, and three firms make up 89% of the social networking industry.1 There’s similar concentration across a wide variety of industries, from pet food to pharmacies to beer. What does it mean when industries become this concentrated, dominated by a few giants? Read more »

Technology and Transformation: Investment trends to watch for in 2019 – the Podcast

Listen to co-CIO Bryan Shipley, CFA, CAIA and investment advisor Kate Deines as they dive deeper into the discussion about Arnerich Massena’s 2019 investment trends to watch for. In this podcast, they’ll discuss the accelerated changes in technology that will color the investment landscape of 2019, as well as some of the transformational trends, like Opportunity Zones and impact investing, that will play an equally important role next year. Read more »

Fishpeople Seafood in New York Times

Fishpeople Seafood has hit the big time, with a feature in the September 10 issue of the New York Times: “A New Salmon Jerky for Snacking.” Florence Fabricant, food and wine writer, directs readers to try Fishpeople’s amazing salmon jerky, which she describes as “chewy, briny, and satisfying.” The article notes, “A newcomer to jerky is a company called Fishpeople, which allows consumers to learn something (via a product code to its website) about how the fish was caught. The company’s salmon jerky, in four varieties, is made from whole strips of sustainably harvested wild Alaskan keta salmon.” Fishpeople is one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate. Read more »

Zero Mass Water and Tony Arnerich Featured on KGW News!

“At first glance, it might look like a new set of solar panels going up at this Northeast Portland office building, but take a closer look and you’ll notice these panels look a little different,” begins KGW environmental reporter Keely Chalmers, who came out to the 3×5 Partners/Fishpeople Seafood building to report on the installation of three Zero Mass Water hydropanels. She interviewed Tony Arnerich, managing partner of 3×5 and CEO of Arnerich Massena, about the Source hydropanels and Zero Mass Water’s revolutionary work. In the interview, Tony explains how the solar panels create drinking water out of the humidity in the air using only solar electricity. Read more »

Fishpeople Seafood Featured in Middle Market Growth

Middle Market Growth’s September/October issue includes a feature about Fishpeople Seafood as it explores its headline trend, “Consumers Craving Fresh, Healthy Ingredients Are Influencing M&A Strategies.” Fishpeople Seafood, one of the private equity investments made by 3×5 Partners, LLC, an Arnerich Massena Approved Manager and affiliate, illustrates this new vogue perfectly, bringing consumers sustainably caught, traceable seafood products they can feel good about. S.A. Swanson’s article notes that “today, more than 6,000 stores sell its product lines, which have expanded to include frozen seafood meals, pre-cooked salmon and salmon jerky.” Read more »

Is Protectionism the New Normal?

The age of globalization began in the 1940s with the global post-war recovery; the Bretton Woods Treaty, the creation of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade collectively provided enough stability to make widespread global trade possible. Decades of globalization have brought not only an increase in international trade, but an increasingly connected world, with goods, people, and information crossing borders, as well as the birth of multinational corporations. But the 2008 crisis may have signaled a turning point, after which the globalization train seemed to curve toward protectionism. Brexit, the election of Trump, and the current trade wars evidence an escalation of this shift. Does this mean that the age of globalization is over, or are we just veering temporarily into protectionist territory? Read more »

Investing in What We Need: Food/Agriculture

Food is as critical to human survival as water, and sustaining an expanding population will require exponentially more efficient food production and sourcing. The United Nations estimates that the current global population of 7.3 billion people will grow to 9.7 billion by 2050. Life expectancy has also increased significantly among poorer countries and is expected to continue trending upward. What all of this means, of course, is that we have a growing number of mouths to feed. It’s estimated that agricultural productivity will need to rise by at least 60% to meet the needs of the global population by 2050.1 Production in developing countries, where population growth will be highest, will need to nearly double.2 Read more »

Alicia Johnston Featured in The Portland Business Journal as 2018 HR Leadership Award Winner

Alicia Johnston was honored at this year’s Portland Business Journal HR Summit and Healthiest Employers of Oregon event as the 2018 HR Leadership Award winner (small company category), and reporter John Chandler interviewed her for the accompanying special publication. Alicia tells the secret to being a great HR director: “Lead with your heart. After all, if you’re not leading with your heart, you shouldn’t be in HR.” Read more »